Equitable Stroke Control

 

The ESC procedure sets a maximum score that a golfer can post for handicap purposes on any hole. The maximum number depends on the golfer's course handicap. Comparing each score to par is no longer necessary, so there's no need to worry about the number of scores you can reduce to a certain level. The accompanying table tells you the maximum score you can post for any one hole.

 

18-HOLE
COURSE HANDICAP
9-HOLE
COURSE HANDICAP

MAXIMUM SCORE POSTED ON ANY HOLE

9 or less 4 or less
Double Bogey
10 through19 5 through 9
7
20 through 29 10 through 14
8
30 through 39 15 through 19
9
40 and above 20 and above
10

 

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